Lately, I've been kicking around a new idea, for teaching the students, how to use glaze. Since I started teaching, I have also done some quick demos, regarding underglaze and glaze techniques. However, it seems to be too condensed for the students, and it's hard for them to take in a lot of it.
So, instead of me showing them all the techniques, or requiring them to do all of them on projects, I thought of having each student make a slab, dividing it up into sections, and try a couple different techniques there. One section could be undergalze with sgraffito, on with the use of wax or latex resist, sponging, layering, etc. I do something similar, with my Painting class, when we practice with watercolor.
The slabs wouldn't have to be very big, maybe five by six or so.
Has anyone tried something like this with students, or otherwise?